Wimbledon’s here! Which means a few things; strawberries, prosecco and picnics. Here at Little’s we’ll also be throwing iced coffee into the mix to keep us cool and refreshed 👌🏼🍓 While we’re in the tennis mood we managed to chat to rising star tennis player Harriet Dart which we are super excited about! Have a read of the interview here:
So great to have a chat with you. We’re big fans of yours and we’re really pleased that you love Little’s Coffee! We just have a few questions so that we can get to know you better and to share a bit more about what you’re up to with our audience of coffee lovers…
1. We know that you got into tennis pretty young, what was it that made you start playing?
Both my parents play racket sports so I was naturally always going to be introduced to it. One day I sat on the tennis court watching my mum and asked her if I could play. It kind of went from there…
2. So, 2018 and the beginning of 2019 have been pretty huge for you – what have been your highlights?
It’s been a great stepping stone for me so far. Fed Cup was amazing this year as it was my first time playing and so memorable with us getting out of this group stage. Also Wimbledon mixed doubles last year has to be up there.
3. We’ve heard about your injury; we really hope you’re on the mend! What have you got planned for the rest of the year?
Thank you! Just trying to get through the year healthy and to keep improving my game and we will see what happens.
4. Do you get nervous before a big match? And if so, how do you keep calm when you get out onto the court?
Most matches I’m a little nervous. My coach always tells me it’s normal to be nervous as it means I care. I think it’s important to just focus on what I can control and on my breathing.
5. We imagine your training is pretty intense, what’s a typical day like for you?
A typical day usually includes two on court tennis sessions, a gym session and recovery work. It’s a 9-5 job just slightly different from the norm.
6. If you weren’t a tennis player what do you think you would be doing?
I think I’d like to be a forensic analyst. I’m not so sure but something along the lines of that field anyhow. I was actually studying forensic psychology for about a year before I differed.
7. So Harriet, we know you’re a fan of Little’s coffee, yay! Big question is, what’s your favourite flavour and why?
Oh wow, this is a tough question. I love lots of the flavours but my favourite has to be Rich Hazelnut.
8. We know that you have some decaf coffee as well. How do you switch between the two in your training?
I usually switch to decaf if I’ve had more than one coffee just so that I’m not wired the whole day or if I’m feeling a bit of caffeine detox.
9. If you had to create a flavoured coffee what would it be?
This would be really fun. I’d probably make a chocolate chip cookie flavoured coffee purely because I’m obsessed with them.
10. What message would you send out to young girls who are starting to get into tennis?
It’s so important to get involved in sports. Tennis is so much fun and you can meet so many people through it. I’ve certainly made a lot of friends from the sport growing up.
Thank you Harriet and we hope you have a fab tennis season!! Everyone at Little’s will be cheering you on 👏🏻 👏🏻